An allegory between the stars and the fireflies:
We may want to shoot for the stars and be like fireflies to shine like the stars but I say just be yourself, you will shine with your inner light.
Image credit to: Ionut Burloiu of Italy for having chosen as one of the best contributors of “After Midnight” Your Shot assignment at National Geographic. Thank you Ionut for allowing me to share your photo of my memorable childhood.
Photographed by Radim Schreiber posted at National Wildlife Photo Contest
A string of fireflies–
small lanterns that mark the path
I am following
HAIKU by Clark Strand
The last time I saw fireflies was in late 1990 in Concordia, Kansas. It was magical that brought back memories of my childhood in the Philippines. I’ve never seen any of these lightning bugs here in Canada.
“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. ~ e.e. cummings”
How much nature do you need? For me, I need it!
When I am not working, I spend most of my time in nature. Being in nature makes me happier, healthier and peaceful. Nature can be just our backyard. One can spend the entire weekend gardening getting my hands dirty. And that’s exactly what I did this past long weekend.
David Suzukisuggests that we take the nature challenge by going outside to:
smell the flowers
find the bug
fly a kite
write and sketch in the park
identify the trees
listen to the wind
skip some stones
get my feet wet
And much more.
More than likely, I will be spending more time outside and it will take me away from WordPress. So my friends, if you don’t hear from me, I’m in the garden.
I walked with giants
And talked with ancestors
As I looked down the millennia
At the branching and twisting of the Tree of life
Immersed in Deep Time
My relatives, now extinct for aeons
And those who teeter on the edge today
I stand humbled
Heart heavy with grief
And ponder my place in the cosmos.
– Andrew Jones
(written after a visit to the Mammoths exhibition at Edinburgh museum 13/2/14)
I always pack my lunch. Being Friday and feasting on a meatless Friday due to Lent season, the menu is:Sautéed mushroom and canned salmon topped with shallots and garlic Rice for a little bit of carbohydrates Cut fresh pineapple Ambrosia apple to cleanse my palateWalla: Lunch fit for a Princess.
Having a brain freeze all day, I did not eat lunch. I had a couple of oranges instead and went out for a walk. Should it have been a sunny day, this is my favorite place to eat lunch; with nature.